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Fifth Grade Science Fair Project Ideas

Education.com's 5th grade science projects enable kids to apply everything they've learned over the course of their elementary school careers in order to discover some pretty cool and new things about the world around them. In addition to setting up more sophisticated experimental procedures, 5th graders can analyze their results using more sophisticated math, and may begin to acquire an appreciation for large sample sizes and their ability to produce more reliable averages. Browse our rich collection of 5th grade science fair projects by clicking the boxes to the left to filter your results by scientific subtopic to find fantastic 5th grade science fair projects or enlightening 5th grade science experiments for your young scientist.

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This science fair project idea investigates how magnetism can defy the force of gravity.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Will the shape of an ice cube impact how fast the ice melts?
Fifth Grade
Physics
In this experiment we will be determining whether birds prefer certain colors of seed.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
In this science fair project, you'll make a 'ghost' appear in a test tube, and learn about what happens when hot water and cold water interact.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Have your kid determine if a goldfish can be conditioned to expect food the same way Pavlov's dogs did with this fascinating science fair project.
Fifth Grade
Elementary School
Science fair project that examines how to grow bacteria in a controlled setting, using simple materials from around the home.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Students explore hot desert plant adaptations in this cool science fair project by observing how these organisms prevent excessive transpiration.
Fifth Grade
Botany
Science fair project that examines condensation and the conditions needed in order for dew to form.
Fifth Grade
Second Grade
Find out whether packaged seeds actually do expire in this new science fair project idea.
Fifth Grade
Fourth Grade
Dive into the world of cooking oil and smoke points to discover just how fast some oils start smoking.
Fifth Grade
Chemistry
Science fair project that examines how winter storms form and the relationship between temperature, moisture and snow.
Fifth Grade
Third Grade

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